Wednesday, September 22, 2010

John's new band The Mo-Chi Quartet

Hi Friends,

For a year or so I have been thinking about going into different directions musically. Don't get me wrong, WorlView has been my heart and soul for the past six years and it's been a total joy. Playing with WorlView at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Jazz's Stanford Clock Tower series, BoAs, Bleu Ginger, Senzala and the many other venues we performed in has been a dream come true. But now it's time for a change. I've been called restless by a writer or two for my creation of Bari Bari, forays into producing a music series at Senzala and my collaborations with many of the bay area's respected musicians. The Mo-Chi Quartet expresses my desire to dive into new musical territories, revisit the music of my heritage and bring to life the dreams of tomorrow. Like all new endeavors, it is exciting to watch it unfold and grow.

The Mo-Chi Quartet will be playing at the beautiful D'Vine Jazz and Wine on Fri
(9/24) and Sat (9/25). Some of you who have been to D'Vine Jazz and Wine in Morgan Hill are familiar with their reputation for serving outstanding wine and appetizers as well as great LIVE MUSIC. Linda and Ricardo have created the perfect place to sip, nosh, relax and enjoy jazz. It's one of my favorite places and I'm hoping that you will stop by to support such an awesome venue. It is right off the Cochrane Rd. exit from Hwy 101 - a short drive from San Jose, not crowded at that time of the evening!
There is NO cover charge, just a 2 drink minimum. You may enjoy live music in an adult atmosphere (Date night!) and your budget will not suffer!
We'll be playing from 8-11pm each night. We will be performing numbers from our concert material and the Great American Songbook as well.

On Friday, we'll have Murray Low on piano, Ken Okada on bass and Kevin Higuchi on drums.
On Saturday, keyboardist Brian Ho will be sitting in for Murray along with Ken, Kevin and me.
A reminder: D'Vine Jazz and Wine is a 21 and over venue. There is no Cover Charge, only a two drink minimum.

On Sunday 9/26 at City Lights Theater in San Jose, San Jose Jazz Showcase presents The Mo-Chi Quartet. For this concert, we will be playing compositions from members of the group, arrangements of various Japanese folk songs and tunes by writers such as Bob James, Tom Harrell and others. This concert is open to all ages so the kids can come out and experience our music as well. I cannot say enough about exposing the youth of our country to the arts - especially now that so much has been cut from their school budgets. The arts are critical for their development and provide experiences that can be life enhancing - and sometimes even life changing - for young people!
The cover charge is only $15 and just $13 for San Jose Jazz members. Students under 15 get in free when accompanied by a adult. Please visit City Lights website if you'd like to purchase tickets in advance.
In case you are new to this venue, City Lights Theater has a nice feel to it. The background is always different depending on what show is playing at the moment. Acoustics are great and it's an intimate venue, just right for a quartet. I love the way the flugelhorn tone opens up and envelops the room. Almost like it was made for the horn ; )>.........

We hope that you can come out and be a part of something special...........

John Worley and the Mo-Chi Quartet 9/24,25
D'Vine Jazz and Wine
775 Cochrane Rd Suite #100
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-8115

John Worley and the Mo-Chi Quartet 9/26

City Lights Theater
529S. 2nd St
San Jose, CA
Sunday September 26th 4:00-6:00 pm
tickets: $15 ($13 San Jose jazz members, children under 15 free accompinied by a adult)
City Lights Box Office 408-295-4200
purchase tickets online:

Jazz Showcase series is brought to you by:
San Jose Jazz Lumina Music Group City Lights Theater

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